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college lead, president obama pulled ahead of mitt romney in the popular vote overnight. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with more on the president's successful re-election bid. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought it would be. now the final returns are still coming in but right now, president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes. and he swept all of the big battleground states. florida, ohio, and yes, virginia barely. now listen to this -- [ cheering and applause ] now that is the sound of wild cheers of the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver his victory speech around 1:40 this morning. in it he thanked the nearly 158 million americans that voted for him especially since some people waited in line for several hours to vote. he even mentioned it in his speech by saying quote by the way, we have got to fix that. now in regards to his opponent the president
'll be back with more coming up. >>> big night last night. president obama wins re- election. the gop holds the house. the democrats fend off challenges in the senate. >> maryland voters win gay marriage and if you're just tuning in welcome to our campaign 2012 coverage. we'll take a look at the results throughout the morning. >> president obama as we said won re-election tuesday to a second term after a long and often bitter campaign. against challenger mitt romney. >> and one of the big stories around here voter tushout was huge. check out the video from dumfries, virginia. some voters waited in lines of up to four hours to cast a ballot. they were not giving up. they were in a long line and they stayed if place even after -- in place even after the polls closed last night. kristin fisher starts our coverage. she's talking about the race for president. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought that it would be. the final returns are still coming in
and frustrations of washington i've never been more hopeful about the future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> people across the entry erupted in spontaneous celebration when the victory was announced. >> bruce johnson was live along u. street in northwest. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the middle of u. street in northwest and you should have been here last night. this place erupted when barack obama was declared the winner. [ cheering and applause ] how are you feeling? >> awesome. >> how you feeling? >> amazing. re-election! >> i love it. >> so much on the line and i'm just grateful to be out here tonight celebrating our president for another term. >> we are in -- >> thrilled. >> we never lost hope. >> there was a moment where we were just very unsure. very nervous and very unsure, but came 11:00 we just knew. >> i'm really excited obama four more yores, i'm -- years, i'm really excited. >> extremely close. i was -- i was very nervous. you knew -- all along. no doubts here. >> reporter: there were lots of tweets i
? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady michelle obama are in chicago where they'll spend election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter:
's staying with her brother at his home in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying before the house panel and expected to be grilled on the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. so we'll focus on the attacks in benghazi today and tomorrow but when petraeus does testify, we're expected to hear more on the scandal that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. >>> in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambas
't stopped campaigning for your votes just yet. begat cheban begins our coverage with president obama's campaign from chicago. >>reporter: president obama spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >>reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaign, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >>reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm begat cheban in chicago. >>reporter: i'm randall pinkston. underscoring how close this election is expected to be, the first town in the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >>reporter: dixville notch, new hampshire gave five votes each for the president a
barack obama would face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. >>> a federal audit is confirming a report this yore that found questionable practices by the agency that runs reagan national airport and dulles airport. the metropolitan washington airport authority. they accepted super bowl tickets from contractors and that the authority routinely awarded no bid contracts. the audit does credit the authority for putting reforms in place over the past few months. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 customers out in the washington area. >> and bge is close to restoring power to all of the d.c. regional customers. dominion has ten customers without power, just ten -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at national harbor where some of those power crews are mobilizing this morning to head north and help folks who still are in the dark. good morning to you kristin. >> reporter: good morning, well, we're ta
guys. >>> thank you monika. today president obama will make his first postelection comments about the economy. this is video of the campaign release of the president wiping away tears as he thanked young members of his campaign staff in chicago. >> today he's going to talk about the tough situation ahead. automatic tax hikes and severe budget cuts that will go into effect in january it's called the fiscal cliff. the congressional budget office said yesterday if all the taxes and spending cuts take place, tax hikes in spending cuts, it will push the country's unemployment rate above 9% within a year. >> now virginia is planning its own cuts as a result. ko im is live from capitol hill with more. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike, the next six weeks are crucial. the ticking time bomb as you said set for january 1st. the talks around taxes in d.c.. half a million federal workers, contractors and subcontractors could lose their jobs and d.c. could get hit big as well for metro losing $30 million. possibly. virginia also bracing for the those cuts across the bo
. >>> president obama will work with republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff, the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that could take effect in the start of the new year. but he's standing by his commitment to raise taxes for those making more than $250,000. >> that's something they say they will not affect. new tax hikes will hit very hard. especially on parents. jessica doyle reports they could have a tough time paying for childcare. >> reporter: it's a dilemma facing families across the country. >> reporter: the mother of three, says not being able to get that tax credit for childcare expenses could really impact her family. >> we typically get a refund and, you know, thinking that it might not be a possible for some people that do use that money at the end of the year to take care of big expenses could be very tough. >> reporter: that's why they are warning parents to plan carefully. andologist congress -- and unless congress plans to pay taxes, they will only get $500 as opposed to $1,000. >> the best thing to do is plan accordingly. >> families can also expect to lose hundreds in the amou
. >>> now, 9 news spoke with representatives from both the obama and romney campaigns, and as you can expect, both believe they have done enough to win the minds of the undecided voters and win the important swing states to win the oval office. >> we feel like we've done a great effort in the leadup to election day, we think that we're in a very strong position today to win virginia and make governor romney president this evening. >> we had an incredit credible rally in northern virginia this weekend with 25,000 voters. there's no doubt that virginia is a belle wether state and a -- a bell wether state and a swing state. the president was losing 800,000 jobs jobs, in the middle of a foreclosure crisis, we've made so much progress. >> looking at the recent overall public polls, president obama has a slight edge of three percentage points. according to the president's campaign, the latest poll has him up by one percentage point. both of those are within the margin of error. this is going to be close. >>> and we have an update for you on the lawsuit about poll watchers in fairfax county. the s
. >>> thanks, later today president obama plans to make the first postelection comments about trying to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> the president and congress need to act before january 1st to prevent a combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts from taking effect and this could be huge. ko im is live at capitol hill with details on what's happening later today. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning mike and andrea. it's a huge issue that the president has to tackle at the start of his second term. it's a ticking time bomb that could go off january 1st when bush era tax cuts are set to expire. in d.c. 4500 federal workers could lose their jobs and those numbers don't include contractors and subcontractors. tro could lose $30 million for budget cuts. virginia is getting ready to respond to cuts across the board. the commonwealth has seen a sluggish economy and officials are worried that if a deal doesn't happen on the hill, we'll plunge the nation and virginia back into a recession. with federal cuts of 9% on the horizon, republican governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any c
obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house this week for talks. the president and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting on friday. >>> if you're looking to add fiber to your diet, you probably reach for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, that kind of thing. in japan you can now reach for a pepsi cola. pepsi will launch a version of its namesake cola with a flat blocking fiber. in japan, the drink is being called pepsi special. believe it or not, this is not the first drink in japan that has fiber in it. >> who knew. i wonder if it tastes any good. >> look do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> coach to 5k, the wrapup edition. we're going to talk about it. >> good. >>> dozens of people had to evacuate their neighborhood after a house explosion. >> now it appears some of them will have to rebuild from scratch. more on that next. >> plus, after being on medical leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come
so much. today president obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house about the fiscal cliff. the cliff of course is that package of spending cuts and tax hikes that will hit all of us in the new year if congress doesn't act to avert it. joining us now with her finger on the pulse of the nation. the co-founder of pock box. thanks so much for coming in this morning. it's a local start-up. what you do is you -- get e- mails from voters and you authenticate them into letters and you hand deliver them to congress. it's fascinating what you guys do. but what are you finding? is there open outcry about the fiscal cliff? >> now that the election is over, we're seeing an uptick in activity around issues remitted to the fiscal cliff and -- related to the fiscal cliff and primarily we're seeing a lot of energy around sequestration, middle class tax cuts, and this is a really tricky time for people. so they're very concerned. >> well, let's take a look at some of the data points that you actually have from the letters that are coming into pop box. let's take a look spec
on record as a result what do we get? more of the same balance of power, president obama stays in the white house, republicans in control of the house, democrats leading the senate. looking at the numbers -- the center for responsive politics says -- that is larger than the gross domestic product of 40 small countries including -- according to the international monetary fund a lot of people are taking a look at the numbers and figuring out what we could have bought in the united states for $6 billion. possibly a seawall. >> truthfully -- truthfully it's absurd. >> yeah. >> it really is. >> exactly. what do you have for us in the next half hour? >>> we are monitoring the fiscal cliff and we're going to be watching it very clearly with january 2 -- closely january 1st and this morning we're looking at what some lawmakers in the area are looking at doing. >>> a key health official loses his job over the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by at the same timed steroids. that story is coming up -- tainted steroids. >> plus, he tried to go into hiding but now the man behind the controversial film a
. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearin
,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane sho
. and newly re-elected president obama campaigned on the pledge to raise taxes for those higher income earners. and the decisions congress makes will affect the economy, the u.s. credit rating and the national debt. anita? >> that's staggering. all right, thank you. speaker boehner favorites simplifying the tax codes by limiting the number ofexemption. it's one day after about 100,000 people took to the streets and protest. the demonstrators tried to stop the lawmakers from passing a new round of budget cuts. but they back up the measures to save them from bankruptcy. they fired the water canyons with the demonstrators. it was the biggest rally there in over a year. and stocks flipped again in this country. while it was not as dramatic as yesterday, investors, they are still concerned about the potential for gridlock. but they finished the day down 120 points to close at 12,811. >> all right, not too bad out there. a little sunshine, which is the big view as you would say. >> and things to come over the weekend, right? >> yes, it is. it looks warmer than what it was. up to 30 miles an hour tha
. >>> at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on veterans day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who was ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home now. the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> this is what the veterans day parade looked like in new york city this weekend. thousands lined the trees of manhattan for the parade cheering and waving flags. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after super storm sandy hit the area. a reminder today the federal government is closed and there's no mail delivery except for express mail. >>> we had a warm weekend. looks like a cold front is going to change things in the very near future. howard will have more on your weather first right after this. >>> it's 6:42 and 50 degrees. welcome back. monika here with your timesaver traffic and of course it's veterans day. that me
hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. >>> at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> counting down to the fiscal cliff. here we go. >> that's right coming out of the election of course we're headed into a lame duck session of congress and the pressure is building to get something done before january 1st. that's when the debilitating package of tax hikes and spending cuts hit the country especially washington area. o -- especially the washington area. some are worried it could trigger another recession. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have some willingness in order to compromise. the house speaker john boehner started a public negotiation with the president said. he said republicans would accept an
with that agreement. today president obama will meet with top american c.e.o.s to get their thoughts. yesterday labor leaders went to the white house to discuss the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in the new year. if things don't change, tax cuts will expire in january. the tax policy center estimates the average household faces tax increases of $3500. let's look at a breakdown here. the tax policy center is estimating if we drop off the fiscal cliff, taxes could get hiked by more than $500 billion next year, nearly 90% of americans would be facing more in taxes, mainly because of the expiration of a cut in social security taxes and many of the bush era tax cuts simply going away. low income households would pay more due to the expiration of tax credits in the 2009 stimulus. higher income households would be hit harder by higher tax rates on ordinary income, capital gains, and dividends as well as new health reform taxes. in the meantime americans don't have a lot of faith that congress will get the job done here. a new poll shows many americans think lawmakers are simply too far a
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